Episode 1
Season 2 Episode 1
Strike Back: Project Dawn, Episode 1
Written by: Frank Spotnitz
Directed by: Daniel Percival
Original airdate: United States:
August 12, 2011
United Kingdom:
August 21, 2011


John Porter (Armitage) is kidnapped by Pakistani terrorist Latif, who is masterminding "Project Dawn". As Porter is one of only two westerners who can identify Latif, Section 20 head Colonel Eleanor Grant (Mealing) appoints Sergeant Michael Stonebridge (Winchester) to find the other; dishonourably discharged Delta Force operative Damien Scott (Stapleton), in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

When Scott is brought to London, Section 20 witness Porter's live execution. As the team mourn their loss, Scott realises that Porter used code in the execution video, directing the team to a hotel in New Delhi, India.

Scott and Stonebridge's arrival is soon followed by a gang of terrorists, who hold everybody hostage and demand that someone named Mahmood reveals himself. Stonebridge and two of the hostages escape and meet with Scott; however, they find themselves surrounded when one of the hostages turns out to be the terrorist leader.


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